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The publicity for Christopher Demos-Brown’s racially-charged play on Broadway, American Son, has focused on its inescapable resonance with the zeitgeist – a virtue championed by its star, Kerry Washington. But what Demos-Brown wrought is a fusion of the intense racial issues with the universal terror of parents struggling to prepare a teenager to graduate into an antagonistic and unforgiving world.
Maybe it’s walking under a Times Square marquee with his name emblazoned overhead. Maybe it’s being asked for his autograph at the stage door. Some new level of realization keeps hitting Christopher Demos-Brown on the cusp of becoming one of the first South Florida playwrights to have a work on Broadway when American Son opens Nov. 4.
The intensifying Black Lives Matter conversation will be fueled on Broadway this fall in the unique vision of Christopher Demos-Brown, one of Florida’s most esteemed theater professionals, in the form of his racially-explosive drama, American Son. Key details were revealed today including dates, the stage and the top-lined cast including Scandal’s Kerry Washington.